IHC declares vehicle amnesty scheme legal

Islamabad High Court had previously ruled that the car cleared under the amnesty were illegal and ordered the relevant authorities to confiscate those vehicles however, a ruling in Lahore High Court had opposed the ruling and had declared the scheme legal.

Today, a bench hearing the case at the Islamabad High Court has now declared the scheme legal.

The bench also observed in the grand scheme of things, how few influential people moved the SRO to their own benefit while noting that thousands of other people were not allowed reap the benefit of the scheme.

It is beyond understanding why the amnesty scheme was made applicable to the vehicles already confiscated by the Customs authorities that could have fetched far more revenue through an open auction.
Perhaps, the government officials would also desire to reap fruits of their sullied hands by taking a piece of the pie.

 

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